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YMMV: Vampire Princess Miyu
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The soundtrack is by Kenji Kawai, people. Of course it'll be awesome. Special mentions go to the OVA opening, Ranka the Beautiful Girl from the second OVA, and "Now comes the conclusion" aka "the third OVA's Tear Jerker song from the Armor Shinma's death scene".
  • Fridge Horror: The reason why Miyu's father seems so out of it is because Miyu's mother gave him her vampire blood. Now imagine growing up with a father who stumbles around life as if in a waking dream.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The deadpan, unemotional voices of Aiko's parents. Specially when you learn that they've been Dead All Along.
  • Ho Yay: In the TV series, pretty blatant between Larva and Garline, especially from the latter's side: he acts like a spurned lover, mentions Larva's "beauty", takes his hand, caresses his cheek... Considering that Garline is an expy of Lemures, it's not really a surprise.
  • Les Yay: In the manga, the difference between how Reiha treats Ranka and Miyu is very... extreme. When Ranka is injured in the process of sheilding Miyu from her wrath, Reiha becomes very courtly and kisses her wounded hand. Ranka's reaction to this is a shudder.
  • The newest VPM manga, an Alternate Universe set in the Meiji era and simply named Vampire Princess, the Miyu stand-in Yuu Kamui has dynamics like this with the New Transfer Student Yui Shuugakuin.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Many Shinma leap over this limit, but some cases are worse than others.
    • In the anime, Lemures crosses it with gusto. Not only he kidnaps Larva and seals him away, but he uses a very cruel trap to recruit the Shinma armor. He tricks a desperate young widow into giving him her life to bring her husband back, but once she does so and dies, the hubby's soul is bound to an armor in his Big Fancy House, making him his memory-less and Ax-Crazy mook.
    • Then we have Chisato crossing it in the TV series, when she murders Hisae and Yukari as soon as her Shinma powers awaken. She has kind of an excuse in the case of Hisae since there's some degree of More than Mind Control from Shidon, but in the case of Yukari she does it outta her free will.
      • By proxy, Shidon crossed it too. Who is he? Well, he's Chekhov's Gunman Shinma that gave her and Miyu the trinkets that kept Miyu from sensing Chisato's growing Shinma energy. Double when he awakens Chisato's powers for the first time... and manipulates her into killing Hisae.
      • And the Shinma that manipulated Miho via preying on her insecurities and her gorgeous singing voice is not much better either.
  • Narm: The really... distracting Kabuki Sounds from the second OVA.
    • The abundance of Off Model animation in the TV series.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • The Scrappy: Reiha is hated by fans, and Himiko isn't really liked either.
  • The Woobie: Aiko. Poor, poor Aiko.
    • There are MANY of those, actually. Aside of Aiko we have Aya, Mari and her sister Rima, Ruri and Mamoru from the manga; Miyahito, Ryoko, and the Shinma armor from the OAV; Miho from the TV series as well as Yukari and Hisae and Yui Shuugakuin from the Alternate Universe Vampire Princess.

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